Curriculum and Instruction

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How Arts Teachers Are Strengthening Students' Social-Emotional Muscles

Arts experiences—like singing in a choir or drawing graffiti—can open students to new ways of thinking, and offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills. (June 26, 2019)

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how teachers are developing standards-based curricula, using digital tools to personalize literacy instruction, and bridging learning gaps with open educational resources.

Spotlight on Writing Across the Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to provide timely feedback, how cross-curricular literacy boosts achievement, and how simple writing exercises can help lower-income students thrive.

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Quiz Yourself: What are parents' perceptions of math education, how are educators using digital math games in the classroom, and how have students' math scores have changed over time?

SPECIAL REPORTS

Citizen Z: An Educaton Week Project
To better understand the role of education in America’s current civics crisis, Education Week has undertaken a long-term investigation. See the results of that work.

Literacy For The Workplace
The modern workplace is evolving and employers say that students need different kinds of literacy skills in order to thrive in it. Will English classes change in response?

STEM Education
Government agencies, business groups, and policymakers continue to prioritize support for the STEM fields. In this special report, Education Week takes a closer look at these STEM gateways, searching out ones that offer new avenues—like hands-on preparation for advanced manufacturing—and the efforts to break down longstanding barriers, like remedial algebra.

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Literacy and English/Language Arts Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address boosting student proficiency in reading, writing, and literacy through different types of instruction, including instruction aligned to the common-core standards.

Math Webinars

These virtual broadcasts cover teaching and learning and include webinars on differentiated instruction and the common-core standards.

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Data: Most States Require History, But Not Civics
High school students spend far more time in school learning about America’s history than they do learning about its civic values, according to a 50-state survey by Education Week. The results show that while most states require students to study civics, just eight require them to take a yearlong civics or government class in order to graduate.

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Children wish that adults knew more about their lives and experiences, and understood that they try really hard, but they don't always understand.
October 22, 2019 – Teacher
The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all K-12 math classes with ethnic-studies questions that encourage students to explore how math has been “appropriated” by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
Don't assume talking about LGBTQ issues has to involve talking about sex, and other important lessons from teachers.
October 11, 2019 – Education Week
Florida’s Common Core academic standards are demanding but also are helping students make gains while the state’s proposed replacements are weaker, vaguer and represent a “step backwards” for public education, educators told state leaders at a “Florida Standards Listening Tour” event.
October 10, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Teachers work their magic with students all the time, building community and trust. What would school be like if principals worked that same magic with teachers, wonders Jonathon Medeiros.
October 9, 2019 – Teacher
Struggling to read is more than just a classroom problem—and teachers need support, writes Molly Ness.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
A massive experiment involving 17,000 students in four countries finds gains for inquiry-, or problem-based teaching over traditional approaches.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Starting next fall, some students who take the ACT will be allowed to retake individual sections of the college-entrance exam, instead of having to sit for the entire test again.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
Schools, celebrities, and lawmakers have long urged young people to get involved in local and national issues, but the young activists calling for action to stop gun violence or climate change find that their civic involvement isn’t always welcomed.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Whether they like it or not, civics teachers are at the frontlines of translating the impeachment process for the next generation of citizens.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week

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